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The Mall and Literary Walk


Known as the only straight line in Central Park and nicknamed the “Promenade," the beloved mall runs from 66th to 72nd Streets and is framed by a gorgeous canopy of American elm trees, making it one of the most visited and photographed sections of the park. At the south end of the mall sits the Literary Walk, which features four statues of renowned writers Fitz-Greene Halleck, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and William Shakespeare. There is also a famous statue of Christopher Columbus, which is jokingly referred to as the "odd man out."

Mid-park bet 66th and 72nd Sts
Manhattan, NY 10022
  (212) 310-6600

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